These pages are for farmers and landowners who are interested in creating and managing woodlands on their land.
The right tree in the right place
Planting woodland doesn’t mean taking productive land out of use – trees can be planted on your less productive land.
We want to help you farm for the future and understand the potential in using trees.
Whether you are looking to plant a small wood for shelter or are interested in opportunities such as the woodfuel market, our guidance shows how you can use woodlands to boost your business and improve its economic value through diversification and development.
New to planting trees?
We outline some of the things to consider before you start, indicating the possible costs, and the funding you may be entitled to.
Do you have existing woodlands?
If you already have woodlands on your farm, we've provided information on the funding available to help manage them, how to improve them, and other opportunities for taking full advantage of your woodlands.
We've provided two case studies which detail the experience of farmers who have recently planted farm woodlands.
Information in this section:
- The Benefits of Planting Trees
- How farm woodlands can help with climate change
- Planning your tree planting
- Costs of creating and managing woodland
- Farm woodland case studies
- Creating Small Woodlands on Farms - guidance
- Woodland Grazing Toolbox
- Leasing land for Woodland Creation
- Information on funding for new or existing woodlands is in the Forestry Grants section
Managing Small Woodlands in the Highlands and Islands
An overview of what is involved in creating and managing small woods. It is aimed at crofters, communities and small woodland owners in the Highlands, Western Isles, Orkney, Shetland and the parts of Argyll.
While written with crofters in mind, the publication is relevant to anyone with responsibility for small areas of woodland.
The publication is at www.managehighlandwoods.org.uk